The good news is that perhaps for the first time in your life, you'll be responsible for scheduling your time, selecting your teachers and getting from one place to another without anyone looking over your shoulder. Sounds exciting, right? Well, it can also be a little daunting. Have no fear, our Outreach team is here to help.
We will introduce you to our campus and to people who can help you plan for college, tell you about admission requirements, degree and certificate programs, guaranteed transfer programs, financial aid, campus life, student services - everything you need to feel comfortable at West Valley.
High School Outreach
Because we work so closely with high school counselors, we visit high schools frequently, giving workshop presentations to students like you:
We're proud of our campus and we can't wait to show it to you. We take groups of high school students on tours and address their individual interests and concerns. Contact your high school career counselor for information on upcoming scheduled events.
You may notice our presence at community events. That's because we work with local organizations to offer college planning and financial aid workshops and tours for organization members whose circumstances have prevented them from pursuing their educational goals. Organizations interested in our services should email or phone 408 741-2672
We don't just help incoming students, we help existing students, too, by giving classroom presentations and sharing information at on-campus events throughout the year. You're always welcome to stop by our office with questions or needs.
Did you know you could earn college credit for courses taken at the college (up to 8 units per semester) while you're still in high school and Concurrent high school students who are California residents, do not pay tuition for their college courses. Get a head start.
Click here for our Admissions Timeline
High school students who have completed the 10th grade are eligible to apply for admission.
Check to see if your class has space available: Online Searchable Class Schedule
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Enter the TERM, LOCATION and SUBJECT. This will bring up all classes and availability in that subject.
The Middle College Program at West Valley College offers a special opportunity to students from Campbell Union High School District and Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District who are seeking a more challenging academic program and who have the social and academic skills to successfully function in college level classes. Students also need to be motivated to do independent research and to report their findings in both oral and written form. Students selecting and qualifying for the program are usually seeking a wider choice of electives and are usually anxious to get an early start on college credits. The program is housed entirely on the West Valley College campus, so students are no longer actively involved on their campuses of origin. They do, however, receive a diploma from their “home” high school, and they are allowed to participate in that school’s graduation ceremonies.
Students are enrolled in high school classes as well as college classes. Students enroll between 6 college units and no more than 11 college units per semester.
The program for juniors includes:
The senior program includes:
To qualify for the program, students must attend a mandatory information night, must have completed 110 academic units with recommended minimum GPA of 3.0 and must also be enrolled in and PASS a minimum of 2 West Valley courses per semester (minimum of 6.0 units).
Mandatory Information Night - check back in spring of 2015
The Outreach Office coordinates information sessions with instructions and application packets for parents/students each semester. More information can be obtained through the high school instructors assigned to this program:
Josh Hancock and Annie Blank, located in the Counseling Building, Rm 7.
Phone: 408 741-2529
The College Advantage Program is open only to Campbell Union High School and Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District Seniors. It is designed for high achieving seniors, with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, to complete their senior year at West Valley College while taking college level courses not offered by their respective high school.
Concurrent high school students who are California residents, do not pay tuition for their college courses. This necessitates certain registration requirements that have been included as part of the application process for the program, which involves forms, essays, letters of recommendation and interviews.
To assist the students through this process, the application packet outlines the necessary steps and information for those interested in the program.
For more information, contact:
College Advantage Supervisor in the Admissions and Records building
Phone: (408) 741-2672
Please review our Admissions Timeline
Early Admissions (EA) Program
The Early Admission program provides high school seniors with an opportunity to complete assessment (appointment required), orientation, and educational planning in the Spring of the senior year. Students from any high school can participate in the EA program. Seniors may signup for workshops that are offered in April and May. An additional "Boot Camp" orientation is offered for high school parents on the first Saturday in May.
* Early Admissions orientation workshops will be offered again in the Spring of 2015
Senior Information Night
Disability and Educational Support Information Night
We bring West Valley College assessment directly to high school seniors at area high schools. Check with your high school counselor for information about testing dates.
Convocation - is a one day information session for all incoming freshmen to meet one another, faculty, staff and become familiar with campus services, resources, policy and operations. All students that attend are more prepared for the first day of the semester.
PARENTS: You must have a note from your student allowing you to conduct business for him or her.